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Maris Grove Residents Honored for Service by Giving More Than 17,000 Hours of Their Time to Make a Difference

April 20, 2012

Compassion, Professionalism and Dedication Keeps Seniors Active and Engaged as Retirement Community Helps "Community"

GLEN MILLS, PA - Imagine a retirement community filled with contradiction...retirees who aren't quite retired!  There are many residents at Maris Grove who share their time, talents and gifts helping the local town, county and region by working in a variety of volunteer capacities, and on Wednesday they were celebrated for their second careers at the community.
Some of these resident volunteers, who create blankets for children, stockings for soldiers, tutor students, assist patients at local hospitals and improve life for our friends and neighbors, attended a special program in which State Senator Dominic Pileggi addressed them and thanked them for their ongoing service.
Senator Pileggi made mention of the fact that in 2011, an outstanding 17,413 volunteer hours were logged by volunteers at the community by 420 volunteers. And, to date there are now even more volunteers with little more than 500!
Also, over the past three years, an absolutely amazing 47,224 volunteer hours have been racked up.
Some of the organizations and centers that Maris Grove residents have assisted, and continue to assist are:
• Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
• Domestic Violence Center of Chester Co.
• Don Guanella School for Boys
• DuPont Children's Hospital
• Haiti Relief Fund
• Dresses for Africa
• Stockings for Soldiers
Approximately 1,300 people live at Maris Grove, an Erickson Living full-service retirement community that promotes a vibrant lifestyle.  Erickson Living develops and manages 16 full-service retirement communities that provide worry-free living for America's seniors - the country's fastest-growing population segment.  Erickson Living's refundable entrance deposit and predictable monthly service fees provide residents across the country financial peace of mind. Comprehensive health and wellness services, integrated into every community, lead to demonstrated resident benefits.  For more information, visit